The obvious question is Is $426,000 enough to convince Chris Bell to run again?
Oh I hope so. Maybe he'll even bring back the punching bag!
The Republican Party is, predictably, doing itself no favors screaming about a "return to the past".
What the Republicans should do is embrace the newer ideas of their young guns whose ideas on the future of America would appeal to the working class that Democrats have abandoned. My feeling is that type of transformation is beyond the grasp of the current, tea-party pandering, Republican leadership.